In a CNN interview, Stringer eulogised his “extraordinary” mother as a “New York original” who loved her city.
Then he pointed the finger at Trump for his administration’s failures on addressing the pandemic.
“In New York City, this is playing out in so many families, and I’ve got to tell you, Donald Trump has blood on his hands and he has my mom’s blood on his hands,” Stringer told Anderson Cooper, saying the government is supposed to be able to protect the people:
New York is one of the epicentres of the outbreak, with more than120,000 in the state testing positive, 16,000 in hospitals and nearly 5,000 dead ― with nearly half of the fatalities in New York City, according to the latest numbers in The New York Times.
Despite the grim numbers, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday said there were signs the figures are starting to stabilise ― but he warned residents to keep at home to stem the spread of the virus.
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